Western Mass.’ 1st minority-owned dispensary opens in Northampton, 6 months after losing visionary to cancer

Western Massachusetts’ first Dispensary licensed by the state under a special program boosting minority-owned businesses officially opened its Northampton doors in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.

For Enlite Cannabis’ owners — the Yee family, Peter Picknelly of Peter Pan Bus Lines and Holyoke businessman Mark Cutting — the event was a bittersweet affair. Andy Yee, father of Matt Yee, the Dispensary’s chief operating officer, was a visionary behind the new business before dying from cancer in May at age 59.

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